Bad News, Good News
Over at Eduflack, Patrick Riccards takes a look at the education stories I listed from last month and asks the age-old question why is so much news coverage so negative?
"I'll be honest, I've been struggling for the last week to find some examples of reform done good anywhere. Maybe it is the end of the school year. Maybe folks have tired of education issues for now. Maybe the current NCLB struggles have sucked all of the oxygen out of the room. But I am desperate for a good story."
Me, too. So I took a look back at the list and pulled out a handful of stories that chronicle what seem to be positive trends, common sense, and improvement. Not a ton of them, mind you, but a good little handful. Check them out below. Let me know if I've missed anything.
A struggling school finds reason for hope CSM
Harry Potter and the magic of reading Christian Science Monitor
Whistle-Blower [Jon Oberg] on Student Aid Is Vindicated NYT
Positive Outlook Aids New Orleans School Recovery NPR
Parents of Disabled Child Win Ruling NYT
Documentation for the Undocumented? Inside Higher Ed
Role of Teacher-Coaches Grows Teacher Magazine
Nebraska repeals racially charged breakup of district CNN